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Chronicle crowned Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time

The winners of the 24th Tom Cordner National Grid Transco North East Press Awards are:

North East Newspaper of the Year
Sponsor: North East Business and Innovation Centre
Winner: Evening Chronicle, Newcastle

Graeme Stanton Award – outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism
Sponsor: Society of Editors (North) & Newcastle Chronicle and Journal
Winner: Mike Amos, Northern Echo

North East Journalist of the Year
Sponsor: University of Sunderland
Winner: Sam Strangeways, Northern Echo

Tom Cordner Quill: Trainee journalist of the Year
Sponsor: University of Durham
Winner: Louise Redvers, Evening Chronicle

North East Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Sponsor: Arriva plc
Winner: The Teesdale Mercury

North East Weekly Newspaper Journalist of the Year
Sponsor: Hillstreet, Middlesbrough
Winner: David Sedgwick, News Guardian

North East Magazine of the Year
Sponsor: Durham Tees Valley Airport
Winner: A Love Supreme

Consumer Affairs Prize – Best portfolio of consumer affairs writing
Sponsor: the North Eastern Co-operative Society
Winner: Andrea Thurlbeck, Sunderland Echo

North East Business Prize
Sponsor: 2Touch
Winner: Gayle Tomlinson, Evening Chronicle

North East Health Prize
Sponsor: Northumbrian Water
Winner: Barry Nelson, Northern Echo

Thomas E Bergman Prize – For the best arts reporting
Sponsor: Bergmans Public Relations
Winner: Coreena Ford, Sunday Sun

North East Women’s Writer of the Year
Sponsor: Neville Ramsay Hair & Beauty
Winner: Christen Pears, Northern Echo

Phillip Hickey Trophy – North East Columnist of the Year
Sponsor: Northeast Press Ltd and Northern Echo
Winner: Ian Galletley, Teesdale Mercury